The Flaming Lips
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1983
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The Flaming Lips

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The Flaming Lips is an American rock band formed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in 1983. Instrumentally, their sound contains lush, multi-layered, psychedelic rock arrangements, but lyrically their compositions show elements of space rock, including unusual song and album titles—such as ...

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Biography

The Flaming Lips is an American rock band formed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in 1983. Instrumentally, their sound contains lush, multi-layered, psychedelic rock arrangements, but lyrically their compositions show elements of space rock, including unusual song and album titles—such as "What Is the Light? (An Untested Hypothesis Suggesting That the Chemical [In Our Brains] by Which We Are Able to Experience the Sensation of Being in Love Is the Same Chemical That Caused the "Big Bang" That Was the Birth of the Accelerating Universe)". They are also acclaimed for their elaborate live shows, which feature costumes, balloons, puppets, video projections, complex stage light configurations, giant hands, large amounts of confetti, and frontman Wayne Coyne's signature man-sized plastic bubble, in which he traverses the audience. In 2002, Q magazine named the Flaming Lips one of the "50 Bands to See Before You Die."

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The Flaming Lips Tracks

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Race For The Prize
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Race For The Prize
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Satellite Of You
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Satellite Of You
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Do You Realize??
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Do You Realize??
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Up Above the Daily Hum (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 21 Apr 1999)
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Up Above the Daily Hum (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 21 Apr 1999)
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Race For The Prize (Radio 1 Session, 21 Apr 1999)
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Race For The Prize (Radio 1 Session, 21 Apr 1999)
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Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt. 1
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Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt. 1
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Waitin' For A Superman
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Waitin' For A Superman
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Try To Explain
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Try To Explain
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A Change at Christmas
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A Change at Christmas
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Christmas at the Zoo
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Christmas at the Zoo
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A Change At Christmas (Say It Isn't So)
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A Change At Christmas (Say It Isn't So)
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The Golden Path (feat. The Flaming Lips)
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The Golden Path (feat. The Flaming Lips)
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White Christmas
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White Christmas
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She Don't Use Jelly
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She Don't Use Jelly
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It Overtakes Me
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It Overtakes Me
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My Two Days As An Ambulance Driver
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My Two Days As An Ambulance Driver
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Sun Blows Up Today
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Sun Blows Up Today
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Free Radicals
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Free Radicals
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The Golden Path
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The Golden Path
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Playlists featuring The Flaming Lips
Mary Anne Hobbs' Sunrisers
Mary Anne Hobbs' Sunrisers
A Song for Guy
A Song for Guy
Lauren Laverne's People's Playlist 2014
Lauren Laverne's People's Playlist 2014
BBC 6 Music's Alternative Jukebox 2015
BBC 6 Music's Alternative Jukebox 2015


Past BBC Events

2010 Glastonbury
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
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2010 Glastonbury

25 June 2010
2003 Glastonbury
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
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2003 Glastonbury

27 June 2003
2000 Glastonbury
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
2000-06-23T13:09:43
23
Jun

2000 Glastonbury

23 June 2000


The Flaming Lips Biography

The Flaming Lips is an American rock band formed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in 1983. Instrumentally, their sound contains lush, multi-layered, psychedelic rock arrangements, but lyrically their compositions show elements of space rock, including unusual song and album titles—such as "What Is the Light? (An Untested Hypothesis Suggesting That the Chemical [In Our Brains] by Which We Are Able to Experience the Sensation of Being in Love Is the Same Chemical That Caused the "Big Bang" That Was the Birth of the Accelerating Universe)". They are also acclaimed for their elaborate live shows, which feature costumes, balloons, puppets, video projections, complex stage light configurations, giant hands, large amounts of confetti, and frontman Wayne Coyne's signature man-sized plastic bubble, in which he traverses the audience. In 2002, Q magazine named the Flaming Lips one of the "50 Bands to See Before You Die."

The band is best known for its associations with 1960s and 1970s psychedelic subculture, with elements of this culture permeating the group's instrumentation, effects, and composition. Coyne's lyrics, in particular, both reference and embody the fascination with the science fiction and space opera genres of fiction that were popular during the golden age of psychedelic subculture. His lyrical style tends to use the imagery and plot conventions of space opera to frame more abstract themes about the unfolding cycles of romantic love, highlighting its vulnerability while delving into its metaphysical implications.

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